By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The Florida Department of Health reported an additional 63 hepatitis A cases during the past week bringing the outbreak total since the beginning of 2018 to 1,921, with nearly 1400 cases reported in 2019 alone.

Of this total, 18 fatalities have been recorded through Apr. 30, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Since January 2019, four counties have reported at least 100 cases–Pinellas (262), Pasco (255), Orange (113) and Volusia (100).

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Nationally, since the outbreaks were first identified in 2016, 22 states have publicly reported the following as of May 31, 2019:

  • Cases: 19,029
  • Hospitalizations: 10,869 (57%)
  • Deaths: 185

Outbreaks in California and Utah have been declared over.

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